B&W CM 2 Bookshelf Speakers

4.67/5 (6 Reviews)


Product Description

  • 2-way vented-box system
  • Net Weight 8.5kg / 18.7lb
  • Freq. Response 65Hz - 20kHz ± 3dB on reference axis
  • Freq. Range -6dB at 49Hz and 30kHz


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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by peterh a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: May 16, 2012

Bottom Line:   
I listened to thse a few times a best buy. In general, they have good accuracy, good imaging, good fidelity of timbre, good dynamics, and good bass within their limitations. And they are pleasingly compact. Like all BW products they give an impression of quality. You can get a decent subwoofer very cheaply these days, so I don't see bass as a big problem. However, when listening to the smaller CM1 I noticed that the litle speaker seemed to have an edge in naturalness, imaging and fine definition. Everything seemed to jell better, as if you were listening to a live performance from a distance. So I can't really recommend buying these without listening to the CM1 first. Also, there are a lot of good speakers in this price bracket, which becomes a factor.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2010



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by hifijab a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 19, 2010

Bottom Line:   
I bought these speakers while ago to upgrade from my B&W 602 S3 and these are superb and you can see the improvement on the sound stage, more tonal balance and clarity. Build quality is superior ( real wood Veneer) to 601 & 602 and they are steady and heavy.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2008



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Jairo Serrano a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 22, 2009

Bottom Line:   
Just got a pair of CM2s to replace my B&W 602s and I'm very happy with this buy! They have a super detailed, natural sound, which has been ideal for critical audio listening. I use them as monitors for classical and jazz music editing and they provide every detail and subtlety in the recording! Being so detailed, it's great they are not tiring after hours of continuous listening. They do lack a bit of bass, (especially if you are listening to a full orchestra and chorus work) and I would recommend getting a nice subwoofer to boost the bass in a natural way. But for my present needs, I definitely prefer having a NATURAL bass sound, than an artificial overpowering bass sound which has nothing to do with the real recording. I highly recommend these speakers for any serious music lover with a small or medium size space. The quality build is superb; beautiful clear sound at all volume levels.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2009



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by fjgf a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 24, 2007

Bottom Line:   
A beautiful speaker and great overall

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2004

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   Brazil



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Fernando a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 24, 2007

Bottom Line:   
A beautiful speaker.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2004

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   Brazil




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